Evaluation of hearing in pediatric familial Mediterranean fever patients during attack period and attack-free period


Salimov A., Akyol U., ÇILDIR B. , BATU AKAL E. D. , Cozen S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.119, pp.185-192, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 119
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2019.01.042
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.185-192

Abstract

Objectives: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is the most common monogenic autoinflammatory disease worldwide. It usually has a childhood onset and is characterized with recurrent attacks with irregular intervals. Few studies have been performed to investigate hearing in FMF patients ran with various tests and showed different results. In this study, first time in the literature, we aimed to evaluate and compare auditory functions in pediatric FMF patients during the attack periods and attack-free periods to see the possible effects of auto inflammation that was caused by FMF attacks.